WASHINGTON – The performance-oriented Abarth 500 is not scheduled to arrive in the U.S. for months, but some dealers already are accepting orders. The racy A-segment hatchback won’t be available until first-quarter 2012, says Fiat-brand chief Laura Soave, who fought to bring the model to North America. The Abarth was not in Fiat’s original plans for the market. But the apparent demand for the Abarth does not denote disinterest in the Fiat 500 on which it is based. Speculation was men ...
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